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Course Civil Cases Before the District Judge: Best Practice (5 hours)


This practical course will benefit all litigators who appear before District Judges in the civil courts. Presented by a deputy District Judge, it will provide insight into what the District Judge is looking for in the applications that are made to the court and from the advocates at a hearing. Advice is given on how to prepare for a hearing and how best to present your client's case.

  • Preparing paper applications: common mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Drafting claims, statements of case, witness statements, directions and listing Questionnaires: tips to maximise their impact
  • Acting against a litigant in person
  • Advocacy and court etiquette
  • The art of preparation including trial preparation
  • A whistle stop tour of some common applications:
  • Pre Action and specific disclosure
  • Applications to set aside judgments and relief from sanctions;
  • Dealing with strike outs and summary judgments
  • The Case Management Conference
  • Infant settlements
  • Enforcement of judgements
  • How to maximise the chances of obtaining a costs order and maximising recoverable costs.

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Stephen ParkerDetails


Excellent summary of a wide range of topics relevant to civil cases before a district judge.





Tue 15 Aug 2017 Book
10:00 | Manchester
Stephen Parker

Mon 21 Aug 2017 Book
10:00 | London
Stephen Parker

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